|AMD Phenom-II X6-1075T CPU HDT75TFBGRBOX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Processors|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 21 September 2010|
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CINEBENCH R11.5 Benchmarks
Maxon CINEBENCHis a real-world test suite that assesses the computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on Maxon's award-winning animation software, Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many more. CINEBENCH Release 11.5 includes the ability to more accurately test the industry's latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today's production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward.
The CINEBENCH R11.5 test scenario uses all of a system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene, "No Keyframes", the viral animation by AixSponza. This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores, and all the rendering is performed by the CPU: the graphics card is not involved except as a display device. There are two versions of the test: one version uses only a single CPU core; the other version uses as many cores as the processor has, including the "virtual cores" in processors that support Hyper-Threading. The resulting "CineMark" is a dimensionless number only useful for comparisons with results generated from the same version of CINEBENCH.
In the single-core test, the overclocked AMD Phenom II X6 1075T takes the lead with a score of 1.25, with the Intel 980X in second place at 1.21. The next three places belong to the AMD camp, with the 965BE, 1075T, and 1090TBE all turning in scores within a tenth of a point or so of each other. The remaining Intel processors being up with rear with scores about 5%-8% lower than the AMD processors.
Things change with the multi-core test: the mighty 980X's ability to spawn 12 threads puts it solidly in the lead with a score 22% higher than the second-place overclocked 1075T. The other 6-core AMD processors come in next, followed by the four-core Intel CPUs and the AMD 965BE. Let's see how things look on a "Dollars per CineMark" basis, based on current Newegg prices:
The AMD 965 Black Edition wins the "dollars per CineMark" comparison for single-core performance, while the overclocked 1075T wins in multi-core performance value. The Intel Core i7-980X, despite its prodigious performance, is by far the worst bang for the buck.